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Performance reporting

Managing performance effectively is critical to the success of a well-run public entity. These documents provide guidance on specific topics including annual reports, statements of intent, and performance management.

District health boards: Quality annual reports

This publication discusses characteristics of annual reports that we consider are necessary for good accountability. The resource, that we worked with the Office of the Auditor-General to produce, is intended to help district health boards consider whether their annual reports present complete and meaningful performance information about their services and about the impacts of those services on the health of people in their community.

District Health Boards: Learning from 2010–2013 Statements of Intent

This publication, jointly published by Audit New Zealand and the Office of the Auditor-General, was written to help district health boards to prepare their 2011-14 and future Statements of Intent.

Performance management

Effective performance management is critical to the success of a well-run public entity. Responding to performance may seem an obvious thing for managers to do, but for performance management to be effective certain key elements need to be in place. This publication outlines some principles.

Improving reporting of non-financial measures and targets

Staff in the Auditor-General's office reviewed statements of intent to determine the context for performance measures as well as entities' process and rationale for selecting them. They've observed generally good development in SOIs, especially in their medium-term components, and noticed positive improvements in SOIs' accessibility and presentation. There are three common areas that could be improved...

Page last updated: 20 November 2015